Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa, USA
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Climate & Best time to visit Des Moines

Climate in Des Moines:

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Best time to visit Des Moines:

Spring (March to May):

  • Spring is a pleasant time to visit Iowa. The weather starts to warm up, with daytime temperatures ranging from the 50s to 70s Fahrenheit (10-26°C). This is an ideal season for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and exploring state parks like Maquoketa Caves State Park. Spring also brings blooming wildflowers and the opportunity to attend local festivals and events.

Summer (June to August):

  • Summer is a popular time for visitors to Iowa. The weather is warm and sunny, with daytime temperatures often in the 80s and 90s Fahrenheit (27-37°C). This is the best time for outdoor adventures, including boating on Iowa's lakes, camping, and attending county fairs. Summer is also perfect for exploring cities like Des Moines and Cedar Rapids.

Fall (September to November):

  • Fall is a favorite time for many visitors to Iowa. The weather remains pleasant, with daytime temperatures ranging from the 60s to 70s Fahrenheit (15-26°C). The fall foliage in the state's parks and countryside turns into vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow, making it ideal for scenic drives and hiking. Fall is also great for attending harvest festivals and exploring corn mazes.

Winter (December to February):

  • Winter in Iowa can be cold, with daytime temperatures often in the 20s and 30s Fahrenheit (-6 to 4°C). This season is perfect for winter sports enthusiasts, with opportunities for ice skating, sledding, and skiing in places like Seven Oaks Recreation. The holiday season brings festive events and decorations to towns across the state.

Note on Events:

  • Iowa hosts various events and festivals, including the Iowa State Fair in August and the Tulip Time Festival in Pella in May. Check the local calendar for specific events during your visit.

Money & Prices

Currency in United States of America:

U.S. dollar (USD)

How expensive is a trip to Des Moines?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
14.32 USD
Fast food meal:
9.94 USD
Mid-range meal:
30.44 USD
Bottle of water:
0.76 USD
Soft drink:
2.38 USD
5.35 USD
Local Beer:
4.73 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
1.81 USD
Taxi - 1km:
1.53 USD
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

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General information

United States of America general information:

Voltage: 120 V, Frequency: 60 Hz
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  • Type B (American 3-pin)

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